It’s always a good idea to flush a hot water heater every six months and to clean it with a pipe brush. As part of regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your storage water heater by years. No joke, sediment and mineral deposits shorten the life of your heater elements, thermocouples and the […]
You will need to know how to drain a hot water heater if you ever need to replace heating elements, a thermocouple or a unit itself. There is no need to call a plumber for this simple DIY job, unless you are out of your comfort zone. Keep in mind, you never need to drain […]
The Cozy Coupe Rebuild – Jaguars Edition In typical PVC Guy fashion, instead of doing real work, I was wondering the internet looking at cool stuff people have built. I stumbled upon what I thought was a one-off rehab project where a handy lady took an old, beaten up Fisher Price Cozy Coupe and rebuilt […]
DISCLAIMER: PVC joint welding involves the use of dangerous chemicals, so it is important to wear proper safety gear at all times. It doesn’t matter if you are pipe welding or cutting PVC with a power saw. Please be safe!! When solvent welding PVC there are several factors that can contribute to weak joints. However, […]
Always dry fit your joints prior to solvent cementing. I can’t tell you how many times I had to cut out my freshly glued joints because something further down the line didn’t properly fit.
The number 1 tip in plumbing is if you are not 100% confident in the problem AND the solution, hire a licensed professional to do the job for you. Do not risk flooding your house, or causing a long term problem that may not immediately present itself.